LOS ANGELES: Actress Amber Heard obtained a restraining order against husband Johnny Depp on Friday, her attorney said, after she accused the actor of verbal, emotional and physical abuse, just days after she filed for divorce to end their 15-month marriage.
Heard, 30, said in the court papers that Depp, 52, was abusive to her throughout their marriage, culminating in an argument on Saturday night in which he hurled a cell phone into her face and shattered various objects in her apartment.
The filing includes pictures of Heard’s injured face and she appeared to have a bruise on her right cheek as she left a downtown Los Angeles courtroom.
Heard declined to speak to reporters as she left court. Her attorney, Joseph Koenig, said that a judge had issued a restraining order based on the evidence and had ordered further hearings into the matter.
Depp, one of Hollywood’s top actors, was attending a charity event in Lisbon, Portugal and not in court. His representatives did not immediately respond to a request by Reuters for comment.
Heard filed the divorce petition in a Los Angeles court on Monday, citing irreconcilable differences.
“Given the brevity of this marriage and the most recent and tragic loss of his mother, Johnny will not respond to any of the salacious false stories, gossip, misinformation and lies about his personal life,” a Depp representative said in a statement on Thursday in response to the divorce filing, according to People. “Hopefully the dissolution of this short marriage will be resolved quickly.”
The couple married in February 2015 after meeting on the set of the 2011 film “The Rum Diary.”
Depp gained fame in the late 1980s after appearing in the popular TV series “21 Jump Street” and later starred in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise, as well as films such as “Edward Scissorhands,” “Sweeney Todd” and “Alice in Wonderland.” He stars in the sequel, “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” released in theaters on Friday.
Heard is best known for her roles in such films as “Friday Night Lights,” “Never Back Down” and “Pineapple Express.”